Barnes & Noble Attacks Kindle Fire With $199 Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble has announced its release of an 8GB version of its Nook Tablet, directly aiming Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The Nook Colors price has also been slashed to $169. The original Nook Tablet had internal storage of 16GB with  a 7-inch IPS LCD screen, a 1GHz dual-core CPU and 1GB of RAM, and a microSD slot accepting up to 32GB of storage.

The new 8GB model runs on 512MB RAM and will still support Nook’s cloud services, Hulu Plus, Netflix and other Android applications.

Barnes & Noble is clearly trying to increase its market share of the Tablet market. Amazon’s Kindle Fire is now 2nd best selling tablet in the US due to its price of $199.

Source: TNW


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  • Daniel

    I would never buy anything that lacks a USB port. That thing only has a touch eescrn to distinguish it from that tacky HP tablet of 7 years ago which had better tech specs! In 7 years all Apple has come up with is a touch eescrn, and other manufacturers are even more pathetic. Any proper tablet should have USB and wireless networking. Blue Tooth can be an extra, but wireless netting is essential.